Kimberley’s Lloyd Steeves and Donna Briggs have been awarded Volunteers of the Year by Alpine Canada in the 2019 Audi Canadian Ski Racing Awards. (Submitted file)

Kimberley’s Lloyd Steeves and Donna Briggs named Volunteers of the Year with Alpine Canada

The duo are the driving force behind ski racing in Kimberley.

Kimberley’s Lloyd Steeves and Donna Briggs have been awarded Volunteers of the Year by Alpine Canada in the 2019 Audi Canadian Ski Racing Awards.

Steeves and Briggs have been the driving force behind the Kimberley Alpine Team and Dreadnaught Ski Racing at Kimberley Alpine Resort for many years now. They first took over in 2011.

Steeves explained that the duo first met in 2003 when they were both volunteers at Lake Louise.

“We’ve been ski racing forever,” he said. “We first met when we were both volunteering at Lake Louise. They had a chair there called the Olympic Chair, and it was a two seater and about a 20 minute ride up the hill. We ended up sharing a chair and that 20 minute ride and the rest is history.”

READ MORE: Lots of great ski racing coming up on the Dreadnaught at Kimberley Alpine Resort

They were also recognized for their volunteerism in 2018, having won the same award as Volunteers of the Year with Alpine Canada.

In the recent past they were given the B.C. Alpine award, along with numerous others.

Steeves won Volunteer of the Year in 2011, along with the President’s Award from Visasport for Volunteer of the Year in 2013.

Briggs has won the BC Alpine Volunteer of the Year award twice, once individually in 2014 and together with Lloyd in 2017.

They also received Event of the Year in 2014 for their Dreadnaught Speed Camp and Race Series DH/SG.

Steeves was also a long-time volunteer at Lake Louise Winterstart, beginning in 1996. He was awarded the event’s prestigious belt buckle award for Outstanding Volunteer Contribution.



corey.bullock@kimberleybulletin.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

 

Kimberley’s Lloyd Steeves and Donna Briggs have been awarded Volunteers of the Year by Alpine Canada in the 2019 Audi Canadian Ski Racing Awards. (Submitted file)

Just Posted

Kootenay-Columbia MP urges end to ‘illegal roadblocks’ in solidarity with pipeline dispute

Rob Morrison says protestors across Canada need to remove roadblocks on roads, rail lines

Kimberley Fire Department urges residents to install carbon monoxide alarms

The Kimberley Fire Department has been issuing warnings on social media about… Continue reading

Steam room at Kimberley Aquatic Centre reopens

Room was closed for months for repair

Our Home video: a prophetic snapshot of Kimberley in 1984

Video narrated by Councillor McBain highlights the importance of transition from mining to tourism

Victoria’s Carmanah performs for Fisher Peak concert series

The Fisher Peak Winter Ale Concert Series presented an intimate night of… Continue reading

VIDEO: B.C. senior recalls ‘crazy’ wartime decision to grab bear cub from den

Henry Martens – now 96 – says he was lucky to be alive after youthful decision to enter a bear’s den

Loans or gifts? Judge rules woman must pay B.C. man back $7K

B.C. judge rules that woman must pay back more than $7,000 in advanced funds to man

VIDEO: Outpouring of worldwide support for bullied Australian boy

Australian actor Hugh Jackman said ‘you are stronger than you know, mate’

‘A horror show:’ Ex-employee shares experience at problematic Chilliwack seniors’ home

Workers are paid below industry standard at all Retirement Concepts facilities

Forest industry protests northern B.C. caribou protection deal

B.C. Mining Association supports federal-Indigenous plan

Youth-led report calls on B.C. government to create plan to end youth homelessness

There are no dedicated programs for youth homelessness at federal, provincial level, report says

Trudeau: Time for blockades to end and Indigenous leaders to work with government

Prime minister says situation in Coastal GasLink pipeline dispute is ‘unacceptable and untenable’

Regional District of East Kootenay draft 5-year financial plan open for review

The public comment period is open until noon on March 2

RCMP clarifies stance on removing officers from Wet’suwet’en territory in northern B.C.

Police say will remove officers only if hereditary chiefs keep road open to pipeline workers

Most Read